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Scabiosa columbaria

Scabiosa columbaria are also known as Small Scabious or Lilac-flowered Scabious,  Scabiosa banatica, a herbaceous perennial that is native to South Africa. It is also sometimes called the Pincushion flower, or Pigeon Scabious, Dove Pincushion. It is clump-forming, likes the sun. Grow it in fertile well-drained soil. You can grow it from seeds or propagate from basal cuttings or divisions.

Scabiosa columbaria flowers are blue lavender in color usually appear from spring to autumn. It is attractive to bees and butterflies. It can grow up to 50 cm. Scabiosa columbaria are from the Caprifoliaceae family of plants and are related to the honeysuckle. It is deciduous and clump-forming. It is rather low maintenance but if you deadhead the flowers you can prolong the flowering season. Scabiosa columbaria are pest-free and disease-free.

Scabiosa Columbaria
Scabiosa Columbaria
Scabiosa Columbaria
Scabiosa Columbaria at Kew Gardens

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